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Quantitative Equity Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111462011
Date Posted: 12/06/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Quantitative Equity Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
G -- Financial Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We are looking for an outstanding quantitative equity researcher to join Barclays Quantitative Portfolio Strategy group (QPS) in New York or London. QPS is a unique quantitative research team with over 10 PhD-level analysts. The candidate will be involved in developing stock selection and sector timing signals, asset allocation models, hedging and portfolio optimization techniques for various markets and asset classes. The work will also include using non-traditional data sources and innovative techniques for data analysis. In addition to being an active researcher, the candidate will be expected to take part in publishing and actively marketing the work to clients.

Job Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Finance, Economics or a related field.
- Strong econometric knowledge including time-series analysis and cross-sectional techniques. Knowledge of machine learning and textual analysis techniques is a plus.
- Ability to clearly formulate and conduct empirical studies.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
- Strong creativity and ability to work independently or in a team.
- Self-sufficiency in a programming environment such as Python, Matlab, SAS, and R.
- Familiarity with standard financial markets and databases such as Compustat and CRSP is expected.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Please submit your reference letters to: Arik Ben Dor at and Lev Dynkin at
Application Instructions:
Please email your Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter and Job Market Paper to: Arik Ben Dor at and Lev Dynkin at We will be interviewing selected candidates at the 2019 ASSA meetings in Atlanta.